Department of Family and Social Medicine

Dr. Peter Selwyn Receives 2015 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award


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Peter Selwyn Family and Social Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health System Bronx NY
Peter Selwyn, MD

Dr. Peter Selwyn was selected to receive the annual HIVMA Clinical Educator Award from The HIV Medicine Association Board of Directors. The Clinical Educator Award recognizes one HIVMA member each year who has demonstrated significant achievement in the area of HIV clinical care and provider education.

Dr. Selwyn is a leading expert in palliative and end-of-life care, treating HIV/AIDS patients since the epidemic began in the United States in the 1980s. As chair of the Department of Family and Social Medicine and director of the Palliative Care Program at Montefiore Medical Center, and professor of family medicine, internal medicine, and epidemiology and population health at Einstein, he has been involved in HIV clinical care, program development, research, and teaching. Pioneering efforts related to community-based primary care, palliative care, and underserved populations. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and more than 70 book chapters, monographs, books, and review articles. Dr. Selwyn was nominated for a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his 1998 memoir of his experiences during the first decade of the epidemic, Surviving the Fall: The Personal Journey of an AIDS Doctor. Deeply invested in educating the next generation of HIV clinicians, Dr. Selwyn effectively draws on his own experiences from his long career and has influenced countless students and trainees.

The award was presented to Dr. Selwyn on October 7, 2015 at the opening session of ID Week in San Diego. 

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